Houston Texans to Sign Running Back Taiwan Jones
Patrick D. Starr
The Houston Texans are set to sign free agent running back Taiwan Jones according to his agency. The Texans add Jones to a running back group that has many question marks heading into the 2019 season. Lamar Miller is set to be the starting running back once again, and there are question marks on where D'Onta Foreman will be health-wise heading into training camp.
The Texans will have to make a corresponding move to open a roster spot for Jones.
Jones was a fourth-round selection in the 2011 NFL Draft by the Oakland Raiders out of Easter Washington. Jones spent six seasons with the Raiders before signing with the Buffalo Bills in 2017 where he spent the past two seasons.
Jones was a team captain for the Bills in 2018 for his work on special teams, and in late October he was placed on the injured reserve with a neck injury.
Jones appeared in 14 games the past two seasons with the Bills and 66 games with the Raiders. For his career, Jones has 38 total tackles, and 183 yards rushing with 251 receiving yards on 18 receptions. He also averaged 23.0 yards a kick return on 82 attempts.
Jones spent time with Texans special teams coordinator Brad Seely in Oakland and general manager Brian Gaine in Buffalo in 2017.
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